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Sidebar: Profile of the Cal Young Neighborhood Riders

Sara Reynolds, unemployed, lives in Santa Clara and rides the bus wherever she needs to go. Reynolds Did ride the breeze but did not need it. Reynolds was waiting for the bus on Thursday, August 12th to get back home … Continue reading

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Sidebar: LTDs Response to Stop the Green Dragon

A group of west Eugene businesses has taken out a billboard and passed out fliers saying that the EmX is destroying LTD’s budget. “It’s not based on fact, it’s based on fear,” Cosette Rees said, spokesperson for LTD.

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Main Bar: The Effects of Lane Transit Districts Budget Cuts in the Cal Young Neighborhood

By Matt DeBow Lane Transit District cut bus routes in June, including two bus routes in the Cal Young Neighborhood with another round of cuts happening next month. Cal Young is the largest (by area) neighborhood in the city, but … Continue reading

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Neighborhood blog post: Enterprise Update.

By Matt DeBow This last week I  interviewed Will Mueller and Cossette Rees both from Lane Transit District. It was a 45-minute interview, which cramped up my hand from taking so many notes. If I expect to do that long … Continue reading

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Preview: The Whiteaker Block Party

By Matt DeBow The Whiteaker Cocktail Society is a group of friends who decided to get involved in their community instead of just sitting around drinking beer, although they still sit around drinking beer. The first organized event they participated … Continue reading

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Welcome to Shamrock Flowers and Gifts

By Matt DeBow “Hi Michelle” says Susie Savoie from behind the counter at Shamrock Flowers and Gifts as a regular customer walks into the store. Savoie knows all of her regular customers by name, but even when new customers walk … Continue reading

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Sources Sometimes Fall Through

I was originally going to profile Deborah Heal for Wednesday’s assignment, but she will be out of town until Wednesday. What I know about Heal is that she is Vice President of the Cal Young Neighborhood Association. KVAL has interviewed … Continue reading

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Media Analysis: Profile of a Vietnamese Surgeon in Eugene

By Matt DeBow Linda Sellers’ feature story about a Vietnamese refugee profiles Hoang Nguyen who fled from south Vietnam in 1981 and worked her way through school to become a surgeon. The story was published in special section of the … Continue reading

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Recent Developments in the Cal Young Neighborhood.

The Cal Young neighborhood is known for its shopping centers. Now, New developments are popping up in the area. By Matt DeBow The Cal Young area is known for its shopping malls and neighborhoods. Recently, the bike bridge and other … Continue reading

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Media Analysis: Ringo Starr Turns 70 Interview

By Matt DeBow An interview with Ringo Starr, who is most notable known for his drumming work with The Beatles, is now touring as a solo artist.  Dave Itzkoff interviewed the musician about his birthday last Wednesday when he turned … Continue reading

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